The Ukrainian Boxer Who Sacrificed His Olympic Dreams -- And His Life -- Fighting Russia

The Ukrainian Boxer Who Sacrificed His Olympic Dreams -- And His Life -- Fighting Russia

ROMNY, Ukraine (AP) — Maksym Halinichev won silver at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires in a match described at the time as “two of the best young fighters going for glory.” He considered the bout a loss – it wasn’t gold, after all – but it gave him a map for the future. So Halinichev made plans: He would defeat that boxer the next time around. He would teach his daughter the basics of his sport so she could …